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Fundraising with VolunteerSpot

Fundraising with VolunteerSpot

Author: Melissa Hill

The objective of this packet is to show users how the online program VolunteerSpot can aid teachers and administrators in their fundraising efforts.

VolunteerSpot launched in Spring, 2009 with the mission of enabling ANYONE to quickly mobilize and coordinate volunteers in their community, congregation and social network. VolunteerSpot’s simple sign up application makes it easy for community members to participate and say YES to volunteering. No waiting for approvals and passwords, no software to install, just easy, free scheduling and sign up tools for everyday heroes making a difference.

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VolunteetSpot Makes Fundraising Easy

How Can This Benefit You?

Features & Benefits for Organizers:

Simplify recruiting.

Invite volunteers to sign up simply and easily in one of three ways:
· enter email addresses in our simple planning wizard
· paste a URL link in your own email message or email group (listserve)
· put a sign up button on your website


VolunteerSpot is clipboard compatible.

If you already have a list of assignments on a paper sign up sheet, enter them in VolunteerSpot and schedule automated email reminders.


Sign up volunteers easily and instantly.

Allow volunteers to select assignments immediately upon entering VolunteerSpot. No phone-tag, no delays. Get them enrolled and committed while their interest is high.


Get started quickly.

A simple organizer wizard allows you to completely customize volunteer activities. Create one-time events or volunteer activities that span multiple days, weeks or months. Enter job descriptions, shifts, and requests for supplies.


Eliminate the clutter.

Ditch old-school paper sign-up sheets, index cards, clipboards and endless ‘reply all’ emails. Schedule events using our simple organizer wizard.


Keep organized.

Print sign-in sheets and rosters. Quickly see who’s coming, what shifts are covered, what people are bringing.

Keep in touch.

Communicate with your group and notify them of needs, changes, etc. Suddenly need 10 more people to help? Simply update your activity page and let VolunteerSpot do the work.


Schedule automated reminders.

Stop making reminder calls. VolunteerSpot sends automated messages reminding your volunteers of their commitments.

Features & Benefits for Volunteers:

Know that you’re needed and what you'll be doing.

VolunteerSpot will notify you when an activity is full. No more showing up wanting to help and being turned away. Activity assignment descriptions will let you know what to bring and what you'll be doing.


Choose your service schedule.

Sign up for a volunteer spot where you want to help, as often as you want.


Change or cancel your volunteer commitments.

If something comes up, just make the change on your calendar.


VolunteerSpot Video Tour

This tutorial will walk you through what the organizer does and also what the volunteers will see.

VolunteerSpot Printer-Friendly Tutorial

Here is a printer friendly tutorial that you can send to your teachers that will walk them through how to set up their fundraiser on VolunteerSpot.

Source: Created by Melissa Hill